Going by a points system based on final state top 20 rankings since the 1999-2000 school year and matching previous posts for schools of the century (so far) and girls basketball, here’s the list for baseball. The top four probably would be the ones most people might guess with the leader being Chatsworth. The Chancellors...
This group of the state’s all-time greatest Top 30 softball teams begins with No. 16 Bullard of Fresno 1999 and ends with No. 30 Charter Oak (West Covina) 1993. See which other teams were selected and featured from No. 16 through No. 30 in this expanded, updated version of this feature. You’ll need to be...
With boys wrestling rolling to fifth straight CIF state team title plus girls cross country winning one in D1 gives Buchanan of Clovis the edge in collecting its second straight State School of the Year honor. There was also a NorCal regional title in a third sport and plenty of depth for a program that […]
It was one of those hot August nights in the Central Valley, but the Narbonne of Harbor City football team didn’t wilt and showed a lot of determination in defeating Buchanan of Clovis on Saturday night. Both teams entered in the top 12 of the preseason state rankings and both were preseason No. 1 teams […]
After basically finishing second for the previous school year, the Bears wind up on top of the state for overall sports excellence for the second time. Winning CIF state titles in boys wrestling and girls track wasn’t enough as three other schools also won a pair of CIF state titles. The difference was superior depth […]
The earliest start for all sports in the CIF state calendar continues since some teams in the CIF Southern Section are scheduled for non-scrimmage baseball games this weekend. We’ll have to start the state rankings in spring sports earlier than ever as well (watch for softball next week) and are beginning today in baseball. This […]
The Cal-Hi Sports All-State Sophomore Teams were released earlier several days ago to kick off our 40th year of all-state football honors. For the juniors, it was especially tough to find room for all of the state’s highly regarded quarterbacks and wide receivers. Schools with more than one first team all-state junior include Mater Dei...
For years, we’ve been putting teams from the CIF Central Section in the north for our state rankings but that hasn’t been the case for the California Interscholastic Federation, which has quite often put Central Section teams in the south. And with the CIF Southern Section’s use of competitive equity playoff divisions, we also have […]
Playoffs are already underway in the CIF Southern Section where the top four seeds in Division I are No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and now No. 6 in the state. Changes for this week’s rankings mainly come from previous No. 6 Central of Fresno losing to Buchanan of Clovis in its league plus new […]